Free Film Screening: Dec. 5th The Hand That Feeds

First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival
Presents 

"The Hand That Feeds"

December 5th, 2017 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

From the filmmakers:
At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.

Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two-month lockout. Lawyers will battle in back rooms, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers will never be exploited again.

“A crowd pleaser… a captivating David & Goliath story.”
- Anthony Kaufman, Indiewire, April 9, 2014

You can see the trailer here: youtu.be/-d6604tfm-k


At 7:00pm on the First Tuesday of each month the UUCOC hosts free screenings of socially relevant films followed by a discussion of actions we can take.


Co-sponsored by the Dallas Peace and Justice Center
www.FirstTuesdayFilms.org UUCOC, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd. Dallas Texas 75233 214.337.2429